Ghaziabad: Union Minister Gen (retd) VK Singh yesterday said law and order machinery in the state has collapsed and crime graph was soaring high day by day.
Singh, Minister of State for Northeast, yesterday visited the residence of Sahibabad-based jeweller Karnunakar Verma, who was murdered on October 11 in Raj Nagar Extension area by unidentified assailants.
He met the deceased jeweller's father Gautam Verma. “Law and order conditions in the state and particularly in district Ghaziabad have been deteriorating day by day and common men is not safe at all,” he said, adding heinous crimes such as loot, murders, kidnapping have become a routine affair.
To safeguard the life and property of masses, he said he would meet Union Home Minster Rajnath Singh and brief him about the failure of law and order machinery through out the state.
Singh also had a telephonic conversation with Senior Superintendent of Police of Ghaziabad Dharmendra Yadav to inquired about the progress of the investigations in the murder case of Karunakar Verma ailas Rinku.
He also instructed the SSP to provide printouts of call record details of the mobile phones to the family of the deceased, on which police was working to establish the identity of the killers.